Volunteers are an important and highly valued part of Bendigo Art Gallery’s team.
This year we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary since the establishment of the Friends of the Bendigo Art Gallery.
Friends of the Bendigo Art Gallery is a highly motivated and valuable group who support the activities of Bendigo Art Gallery and promote interest in the visual arts and social connectivity.
Their contribution has been significant over the years; fundraising to purchase much needed equipment and furniture, display cases, artworks and more.Leanne Fitzgibbon
In September 1976 the volunteer group was formed to focus on providing assistance to the Gallery.
Their contribution has been significant over the years; fundraising to purchase much needed equipment and furniture, display cases, artworks and more.
A recent purchase by the Friends of the Gallery for the collection is Chips.
This piece is a hand coloured lino cut by Melbourne based artist Rona Green, chosen from her current exhibition Champagne tastes and lemonade pockets.
The Friends also support the staff of the gallery by providing administration support.
Administrative tasks include collating surveys and assisting at the gallery family fun days and children’s activities.
Through their fundraising endeavours, the Friends have been able to provide annual bursaries for outstanding visual art students at Bendigo Senior Secondary College, Catholic College Bendigo and Girton Grammar school.
To honour their contribution over the past 40 years, Bendigo Art Gallery would like to invite past and present members of the Friends to celebrate at an afternoon tea in September.
Hosted by the Gallery, the event will commence with a tour of the current permanent collection display by our wonderful volunteer Gallery Guides, before the afternoon event.
A display of memorabilia will be available to view, highlighting the terrific contribution by Friends, past and present.
For more information about this event, or if you are a former member of the Friends of the Gallery:
- Please contact the Gallery on 5434 6088;
- Or email them at email@example.com
And if you would like to get involved in volunteering at Bendigo Art Gallery there are various opportunities for people to become involved, please contact the Gallery.